Help Kids Find Hope

Girl and horse

Why Give?

It’s About Influence and Impact

When we invest in the lives of kids and teens, we impact their future. What is in their hearts now is what they will carry with them for the rest of their lives. Through mentoring sessions, we can give kids and teens someone who cares, and we can love them before they love themselves.

You Impact Families

The families that come to the ranch vary greatly in their economic demographic. Giving a financial gift enables the One-on-One mentoring sessions to remain affordable for families.

You Impact Horses

Horses are the foundation of the session program, and they have ongoing needs such as feed, hay, hoof care, vet care, and supplements. A financial gift keeps the horses and ponies healthy, happy, and ready to give their best.

You Help Create Growth

When you give a financial gift or a gift in kind, you generate opportunities for the programs at the ranch to grow and bring on more participants, families, and horses. You also become part of our Partner in Hope community.

Ways to Give

One-time financial gifts

Financial gifts—large or small—go directly to impacting kids and teens and helping horses. Every service and program we provide is made possible by you and other generous donors.

Monthly Financial Gifts

Become a monthly Partner in Hope today:

$10/month = Provide 2 bales of hay

$20/month = Sponsor 1 session for 1 child

$50/month = Sponsor 1 Round Up for 10 participants

$75/month = Provide 5 devotionals for participants

$160/month = Sponsor the full 8 weeks of sessions for 1 child

$200/month = Sponsor full care for 1 horse

Other Ways to Give

Matching Gifts

Many companies have programs through which they will “match” the charitable contributions made by their employees. Through corporate gift matching, your employer can multiply your donation to Bright Side Youth Ranch, making it go further. Please email [email protected] with details about your donation.

In Kind Donations

You can give items and equipment to the kids and teens, horses, ranch, and office to help support the ongoing ministry and needs of Bright Side. Please email [email protected] with details about your donation.

Facebook Birthday Fundraisers

As part of celebrating your birthday each year, you can have a Facebook fundraiser and ask for donations to Go to Bright Side. Facebook will even donate the first $5.


Some of our donors have opted to give through their stocks or a 401K annual RMD (required minimum donation). We would be happy to discuss these options and walk through this process with you. Please email [email protected] with details about your donation.

Donate via Postal Mail

If you prefer to use cash, check or money order, you can mail to:
Bright Side Youth Ranch, 1069 N Shiloh Road, York, SC 29745

Nonprofit Information: Bright Side Youth Ranch is a nonprofit organization classified as a 501 (c)(3) by the Internal Revenue Service. Our federal tax identification number is: 46-4732135.

Contribution Receipts: We distribute contribution receipts annually to every donor.

"Ever since coming here, I don't want to hurt myself anymore. I know that I am special and wanted."
Recent Participant